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COMMUNITY CALENDAR: Group to distribute backpacks July 30 in Whittier

The Hispanic Outreach Taskforce conducts its eighth annual backpack giveaway and community fair from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 30 at Lee Owens Park, 7930 Greenleaf Ave., Whittier.

Area businesses, churches, health and social service agencies and the city co-sponsor the giveaway. Backpacks contain school supplies and other items.

Information: (562) 567-9450.

Other upcoming events include:

Friday, July 29

Dental screening: Northeast Dental provides seniors with a basic dental health screening from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Norwalk Senior Center, 14040 San Antonio Drive. A dental assistant discusses findings with those attending, who can then address issues with their regular dentist. (562) 929-5580

Library market: A farmers market is open in the Bruggemeyer Library parking lot, 318 S. Ramona Ave., Monterey Park, from 4 to 8 p.m. It features fresh and organic fruits, vegetables and flowers grown at California farms. Also available are hummus, breads and tamales, raw honey from Energy Bee Farms, peaches from Arnett Farms and a wide selection of Asian vegetables from Vu Produce of Fresno. (626) 307-1388

Poker tournament: The Paramount Chamber of Commerce conducts a fund-raising poker tournament at 5:30 p.m. at the Progress Park Plaza clubhouse, 15500 Downey Ave. Players must be 21 or older. (562) 634-3980

Saturday, July 30

Downey market: A farmers market offers fresh produce and other items from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Downey Avenue between Second and Third streets in Downey. Parking is available in the city’s parking structure there or on marked spaces on surrounding streets. (562) 904-7284

Legislative info: (562) 861-5803

Music from Brazil: The Norwalk Library, 12350 Imperial Highway, hosts a performance by the musical group Brasil Brazil from 1 to 2 p.m. (562) 868-0775

Monday, Aug. 1

Bellflower market: A farmers market operates from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Simms Park, 16614 S. Clark Ave., Bellflower. Fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers, plants, breads, sprouts, honey and more are available. (562) 866-7510.

South Gate market: Harbor Area Farmers Markets sponsors a farmers market from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at South Gate Park, Tweedy Boulevard and Walnut Avenue. Fruits, vegetables, herbs, nuts, fish, eggs, honey, baked items and gardens plants are available. (323) 774-0159

Junior golf: Youngsters from 7 to 17 may participate in the Pico Rivera Junior Golf Club at the Pico Rivera Golf Course, 3260 Fairway Drive, from 5 to 6 p.m. Cost is $10 per week or $30 for the month. (562) 692-9933

Park concert: The city of Whittier’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services conducts a free concert at 7 p.m. at Central Park, 6532 Friends Ave., featuring SLT, performing classic rock. Pets, barbecues and alcoholic beverages are not allowed. (562) 567-9400

Tuesday, Aug. 2

Farmers market: The Norwalk Committee on Aging conducts a farmers market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Excelsior High School south parking lot, on the south side of Alondra Boulevard west of Pioneer Boulevard. Fresh fruits, flowers, vegetables and fish are available.

Circuit kit fun: The teen summer reading program at the Norwalk Library, 12350 Imperial Highway, offers a chance to create and experiment with circuit kits from 3 to 4:30 p.m. (562) 868-0775

Wednesday, Aug. 3

Fresh produce:The Huntington Park Farmers Market offers fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts and other items from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Salt Lake Park, 3401 E. Florence Ave. (323) 584-6218

City Hall concert: The Norwalk Parks and Recreation Department conducts a free concert at 7 p.m. featuring Soto, performing Latin R&B, on the north lawn of the Civic Center, 12700 Norwalk Blvd. Those attending may bring blankets, lawn chairs and food, but food also is available for purchase. (562) 929-5702

Twilight concert: Downey’s free Twilight Summer Concert series at 7 p.m. at Furman Park, 10419 Rives Ave., features Hit Me 90s, a group performing songs from the 1990s. Those attending may bring blankets and lawn chairs and food, although Miss Downey and members of the Downey Rose Float Association also sell snacks as a fundraiser. (562) 904-7238

Thursday, Aug. 4

Coloring club: The Norwalk Library, 12350 Imperial Highway, conducts a coloring club called Color us Happy from 1 to 2 p.m. Coloring is a no-pressure art form that helps people unwind from a day at the office. Materials are provided. (562) 868-0775

Bandshell concerts: The city of Montebello offers its summer concert series in the bandshell at Montebello City Park, 1301 W. Whittier Blvd. Festivities run from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. with the concert starting at 6:30. (323) 887-4540

Parnell Park concert: The city of Whittier’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services conducts a free concert at 7 p.m. at Parnell Park, 15390 Lambert Road, featuring Stone Soul performing Motown music. Pets, barbecues and alcoholic beverages are not allowed. (562) 567-9400

Friday, Aug. 5

Summer festival: The city of Pico Rivera begins a series of Friday night summer street festivals between 5 and 9 p.m. on Mines Avenue between Rosemead Boulevard and Lindsay Avenue. The Susie Hansen Latin Band performs. It includes a variety of exhibitors, pony rides, face painting, jumpers, free kids crafts, and strolling entertainment. Food and refreshments, including a beer and wine garden, are available. (562) 801-4430

Items for the Community Calendar may be submitted in care of Wave Newspapers, 3731 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 840, Los Angeles, 90010 or by email to dwanlass@wavepublication.com. Please include a daytime phone number.